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Are You Just Venting and He Feels Criticized? How You Can Turn This Around

Anat Baniel | Posted 09.24.2013 | Parents
Anat Baniel

To men, your complaining or venting sounds like criticism. There is a way that you can communicate with him without sounding critical: Convert your complaints into very specific, direct requests.

Is Your Partner Disappointing You? 4 Steps to Getting What You Need and Want

Anat Baniel | Posted 09.16.2013 | Parents
Anat Baniel

One of the biggest challenges for a woman in any relationship, particularly when she has a child with special needs, is the expectation that your partner is going to automatically do what you think he should be doing.

What Couples Really Want When They Argue

Posted 07.11.2013 | Women

What do you really want when you argue with the person you're in a relationship with? For the other person to relinquish power, a new study out of Bay...

Drowning in Electronic Words: Starving for Touch

Robert Hall | Posted 08.27.2013 | Impact
Robert Hall

We are a society drowning in text and starving for touch. The onslaught of electronic interactions and transactions has structurally changed how we r...

The Subtraction Game

Eldon Taylor | Posted 09.07.2013 | Healthy Living
Eldon Taylor

What is fear but an emotional assumption that we lack the ability to negotiate a desired quality of life?

Border Defense for Personal Development

Bradley Foster | Posted 09.06.2013 | Healthy Living
Bradley Foster

Takers can't take anything from us unless we give it to them. Having good boundaries is a balance of our needs and beliefs and what we can do to support the other person. We are authentic and genuine when we are in harmony with ourselves and the other's boundaries.

Is Your Child Acting Out? The 4 'R's' That May Be Causing It

Anat Baniel | Posted 08.27.2013 | Parents
Anat Baniel

When your child starts acting out more intensely than before, have you ever noticed that your own stress levels prior to that moment were rising, too?

Marriage Issues vs. Mother-in-Law Issues: Tips on How to Know the Difference

Deanna Brann, Ph.D. | Posted 08.26.2013 | Weddings
Deanna Brann, Ph.D.

Marriage, as wonderful as it can be, certainly has its challenges -- especially when you throw your relationship with your mother-in-law into the mix.

How to Make Sharing and Setting Goals a Fun Family Activity and Why It Is So Important!

Merel Bakker | Posted 08.25.2013 | Parents
Merel Bakker

Discussing our life questions, challenges and goals with our children is not only fun, it also gives a great opportunity to connect with them, to strengthen your children and the family ties.

6 Steps For Handling Those Big Life Transitions

Dr. Shannon Kolakowski | Posted 08.23.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Shannon Kolakowski

Being in transition is a wonderful opportunity for growth. Take a look at the parts of yourself and your life that you most value-- how can you bring those parts of yourself into your new role?

The Bedroom Problem That May Undermine Your Marriage

Terry Gaspard, MSW, LICSW | Posted 08.20.2013 | Divorce
Terry Gaspard, MSW, LICSW

Why is the pursuer- distancer pattern so common and destructive to relationships? It makes sense that the power struggle for emotional intimacy often plays itself out in the bedroom.

I Have A List, But No Bucket!

Elaine Benton | Posted 06.21.2013 | TED Weekends
Elaine Benton

2013-01-18-TEDplayvideo.jpgAs strange as it sounds, having a positive happy attitude and not making a fuss, totally confuses people, especially doctors, but I refuse to be something I am not.

Is Stress Hurting Your Relationship? What Can You Do About It?

Anat Baniel | Posted 08.20.2013 | Parents
Anat Baniel

While raising a child with special needs, when it comes to keeping your relationship together and being in love, one of the most important insights is to recognize how stressful it is and how the stress can erode the best of relationships.

Fight Fairly: Ask Noah

Noah Kass | Posted 06.19.2013 | Healthy Living
Noah Kass

I believe in fighting about the present, not the past. If something happened 10 years ago, there's little that can be done about it now. Consistently dredging up bad memories creates a cycle of blame and regret that isn't helpful to any marriage.

Why Guy Friends Are So Special

Suzanne Braun Levine | Posted 06.14.2013 | Fifty
Suzanne Braun Levine

I've been writing a lot about my own girlfriends lately in connection with my new e-book -- You Gotta Have Girlfriends: A Post-fifty Posse is Good for Your Health -- and each time I sit down to describe my 'circle of trust' I wonder what to do with my lifelong guyfriend Nick. Our friendship is as profound and historic as any I have with a woman, but it is also different.

What We Can Learn From Other Marriages

Jane Fearnley-Whittingstall | Posted 08.10.2013 | Weddings
Jane Fearnley-Whittingstall

Looking back on my own 50 years of happy and fulfilled married life, I find that the marriages of family members and friends have had a big influence -- both positive and negative.

Reconciling an Irreconcilable Past

Lillie Leonardi | Posted 08.10.2013 | Divorce
Lillie Leonardi

In providing my grown daughter with these words of wisdom, I felt the need to embrace the concept on my own.  

Reboot Your Life in 21 Days

Robert V. Taylor | Posted 08.10.2013 | Healthy Living
Robert V. Taylor

Rebooting your life is a gift to yourself. It reconnects you with your spirit, the wisdom and joy that lives in you and the truths that ground your choices. It is a personal anti-virus program for you to be free of what distracts, disorients and keeps you from your best and highest good.

10 Simple Secrets To A Long And Happy Marriage

Bonni Brodnick | Posted 08.09.2013 | Weddings
Bonni Brodnick

Who's marrying whom, where and when is big news in June as couples across the country give the nuptial nod and promise, "I do." While "Pachelbel's Can...

Why Toxic People Aren't All Bad

Shasta Nelson, M.Div. | Posted 07.31.2013 | Healthy Living
Shasta Nelson, M.Div.

We do not become the people who this world needs simply by turning our backs on anyone we don't like, trust, or deem healthy enough to be in our presence. No, in fact, those are exactly the people we need to let into our lives. Not just for their sake, but for ours.

It's Not Your Fault, Really!

Anat Baniel | Posted 07.30.2013 | Parents
Anat Baniel

To forgive ourselves is no easy task. We have to rediscover our innocence. If we have the opportunity, as children, to have parents who can say that they are sorry for things, then we learn to forgive them and forgive ourselves.

5 Early Warning Signs You're With A Narcissist

Dr. Craig Malkin | Posted 07.30.2013 | Women
Dr. Craig Malkin

The most glaring problems are easy to spot -- but if you get too hung up on the obvious traits, you can easily miss the subtle (and often more common) features that allow a narcissist to sneak into your life and wreak havoc.

The Polarizing Effect of Your Inauthentic Self and Why It's Keeping You Lonely

Dana Clark | Posted 07.29.2013 | Healthy Living
Dana Clark

It's not easy to write about intimacy.  Who we let our hearts speak to isn't something that can be instructed with words.  True intimacy is as dynamic, and sometimes elusive as our own self.

Dissecting Why You're So Angry (And What To Do About It)

Shayne Hughes | Posted 07.27.2013 | Healthy Living
Shayne Hughes

Anger is a destructive act of aggression, causing others to withdraw or escalate. When we express the truth of our feelings, we forge a creative space for connection, where the magic of human interaction becomes possible. Going beneath our anger allows us to lead constructively.

7 Tips For Becoming Your Most Genuine Self

Lisa Firestone | Posted 07.27.2013 | Healthy Living
Lisa Firestone

How can we identify and overcome the old characteristics and attitudes within ourselves that hurt us in our lives today? How can we separate what is us and what is a repetition of someone else? Here are some fundamental ways to become the real you.